Gordon MP Richard Thomson is reminding constituents of the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme as we head into autumn.
The Scottish Government announced changes to the eligibility criteria during the summer to widen the reach of the scheme, which potentially opens it up to around 110,000 more households that are vulnerable to fuel poverty.
The scheme offers funding and support to households struggling to stay warm and keep on top of energy bills. The programme is accessed by contacting Home Energy Scotland, who will check what support is available. If your household is eligible, it will then be referred to Warmworks, the managing agent for Warmer Homes Scotland.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“As we head into autumn, and with continued concerns about energy costs, many people will be looking to save money on heating.
“Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving improvements. The Scottish Government is offering assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants struggling to heat their home, who have lived in their home for at least twelve months, and who meet the eligibility criteria.
“The improvements offered will depend on a survey of the home. Assessors will come to your home to survey it and will recommend improvements suitable for the home, which could include a range of insulation and heating. I would encourage anyone with concerns about their heating costs and looking to access energy-efficiency measures to have a look and see how the scheme may benefit them.”
To apply, or for more details, simply call 0808 808 2282 or visit
https://www.homeenergyscotland.org/contact-advice-support-funding/ and an adviser will be in touch.